* We liked the descriptions that were like stories because they were entertaining to hear.
* We liked the stories that described what was happening because we could picture the scene in our heads based on the words. The describing words let us picture the colors and sizes. We also liked when someone compared one object to something else (The snowman's cheeks were as red as roses.).
We have also talked about how important it is to tap out words we need to spell and to spell our "trick words" correctly. We need to use correct punctuation so the audience knows how to read it. We need to use capitalization properly, as well.
Your task tonight is to write for ten minutes about ONE of the pictures shown below. You can either type it in the COMMENT BOX or bring it in on a sheet of paper. You can time yourself for ten minutes using the timer we use in class (use the 'count down' option and select 10 minutes) or a timer you have at home. When the timer goes off, you may either stop writing where you are or continue writing more. Keep in mind the pointers discussed above.